Buenos Aires (pop. 13 million) is well-known for its cultural diversity and dynamic atmosphere, making it one of South America's most elegant and vibrant cities. The city's history revolves around the Western European immigrants whose descendants have preserved their influences since the 19th century by way of architecture, art, and style. Buenos Aires has also adopted some more modern architectural styles, which provide a notable contrast to the city's deep-rooted traditions and history.
This program is offered in collaboration with the affiliate provider CEA Global Education. Students will enroll in courses at the University of Belgrano, a prestigious Argentine university established in 1964.
The University of Belgrano in Buenos Aires features a wide curriculum of courses perfect for students at the high intermediate to advanced level of Spanish. All students are required to enroll in a three unit Spanish grammar course while studying in Buenos Aires. Students can elect to take 3-4 additional courses, either instructed in English or Spanish (the majority of which are available in Spanish).
There are two program options at the University of Belgrano: Latin American Studies and Advanced Argentine Immersion. Both programs offer Latin American Studies course electives at the University of Belgrano. The Advanced Argentine Immersion Program also offers students the option of taking two integrated elective courses at the University of Belgrano (offered alongside Argentine students).
Students on the Advanced Argentine program are able to fully-immerse themselves in the Argentine culture and language while learning side-by-side in the classroom with Argentine classmates. Students will select two to four Integrated Studies courses from the University of Belgrano's regular course listing and academic calendar. This will allow you to experience immersion into the Argentine university system by taking content courses with host national students. Integrated classes at the University of Belgrano are taught in a wide variety of subject areas, allowing you to earn credits toward your major or fulfill additional graduation requirements.
Please note that most integrated elective courses have not been pre-approved by USD. Students interested in enrolling an integrated elective course that does not have a USD equivalent should contact Derek Brendel to begin the course transfer evaluation process.
For more information on the academic program at the University of Belgrano in Buenos Aires click here.
Please note that some of the courses are taught entirely in Spanish. View the Pre-Approved Course list HERE. NOTE: Core curriculum designations on this list pertain to OLD core only.
Please find the Belgrano grading scale here.
For a detailed description of program costs please see the Program Cost in the box at the top of this webpage.
Students in both programs can elect to live either with an Argentine host family or in a CEA apartment. Students living with host families will be served breakfast and dinner on most days. Students with host families will not have access to kitchen facilities in the host family home. For more detailed information on housing option comparisons in Buenos Aires, click HERE.
EXCURSIONS & ACTIVITIES
In addition to the regular academic curriculum, students on this program will experience local Argentine culture through sponsored excursions and activities. These excursions and activities are included in the program fees the student pays directly to the University of San Diego. Click here to view what excursions may be available during your semester of interest. Click here to review what cultural activities may be available during your semester of interest. Excursions and activities are subject to change each semester. Please check with your study abroad advisor to review what excursions and activities will be offered during your semester of interest.
Check out an article that a program alum wrote about his experience here